Lenten Reflections, February 23-26

“A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.”
— St. Dominic


“I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him or have forgotten Him.”
— St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


 “Reach up as high as you can today, and God will reach down the rest of the way.” ~Padre Pio 


“Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions.”
— St. Faustina Kowalska
Lenten Reflections, February 23-26

Lenten Reflections, February 20-22

Apologies for the tardiness on reflections.  I’m posting 3 days worth for today:

“Build an oratory within yourself, and there have Jesus on the altar of your heart. Speak to Him often while you are doing your work. Speak to Him of His holy love, of His holy sufferings and of the sorrows of most holy Mary.”
— St Paul of the Cross


“Undertake courageously great tasks for God’s glory, to the extent that he’ll give you power and grace for this purpose. Even though you can do nothing on your own, you can do all things in him. His help will never fail you if you have confidence in his goodness. Place your entire physical and spiritual welfare in his hands. Abandon to the fatherly concern of his divine providence every care for your health, reputation, property, and business; for those near to you; for your past sins; for your soul’s progress in virtue and love of him; for your life, death, and especially your salvation and eternity—in a word, all your cares. Rest in the assurance that in his pure goodness, he’ll watch with particular tenderness over all your responsibilities and cares, arranging all things for the greatest good.”

— St. John Eudes


“We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.”
— St. Francis de Sales
Lenten Reflections, February 20-22

Thursday After Ash Wednesday Reflection

“We must cultivate that sacred silence which makes people remember the words of Jesus: See how they love one another. How often we find ourselves speaking of the faults of another. How often our conversation is about someone who is not present. Yet see the compassion of Christ toward Judas, the man who received so much love yet betrayed his own master. But the master kept the sacred silence and did not betray Judas. Jesus could have easily spoken in public—as we often do—telling the hidden intentions and deeds of Judas to others. But he didn’t. Instead, he showed mercy and charity. Rather than condemning Judas, he called him his friend.”
— St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta 


Thursday After Ash Wednesday Reflection

Welcome Back + Fish Fry Schedule 2018

Welcome back readers!  I’ve been out a while (end of Lent 2017 was…eventful to say the least).  Nonetheless, I’m hoping to get you back some more great content.

One thing friends and followers will notice in the schedule below is that there are a lot of repeat visits from prior years.  I’m getting close to having attended every parish fish fry in Louisville, so naturally, we will be re-visiting old places and seeing old faces.  That said, those repeats are also good repeats, so I don’t mind going back.  On top of the Friday schedule below, I may even make a venture to a lunch fish fry this Lent.  Stay tuned!

Also, just like last year, I will be posting daily Lenten reflections to go with the fish fry reviews.  Hope you enjoy!

Date Location Address Time
February 16, 2018 St. Margaret Mary 7813 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, Ky., 40222 5:30
February 23, 2018 St. Joseph 1406 E Washington St., Louisville, Ky., 40206 5:00
March 2, 2018 Ascension 4600 Lynnbrook Dr., Louisville, Ky., 40220 6:15
March 9, 2018 Guardian Angels 6000 Preston Hwy., Louisville, Ky., 40219 6:15
March 16, 2018 St. Patrick 1000 N. Beckley Station Rd., Louisville, Ky., 40245 6:30
March 23, 2018 St. Martin of Tours 639 S Shelby St., Louisville, Ky., 40202 6:00
March 30, 2018 St. Paul 6901 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Ky., 40258 6:15
Welcome Back + Fish Fry Schedule 2018

Ash Wednesday Reflection

“If we do not die to ourselves, and if our holiest devotions do not incline us to this necessary and useful death, we shall bring forth no fruit worth anything, and our devotions will become useless. All our good works will be stained by self-love and our own will . . . We must choose therefore, among all the devotions to the Blessed Virgin, the one which draws us most toward this death to ourselves, inasmuch as it will be the best and the most sanctifying. For we must not think that all that shines is gold, that all that tastes sweet is honey, or that all that is easy to do and is done by the greatest number is the most sanctifying.”
— St. Louis De Montfort 


Ash Wednesday Reflection